The mission of The Broad Side is to gather women who are writing about the most-discussed and important issues of the day from a fresh perspective, not in that stale, wonky, inside-the-Washington, D.C.-beltway kind of narrative.
While The Broad Side will mostly be a place to showcase all the women’s commentary that those talking head shows and op-ed pages are missing, we’ll definitely invite some men to contribute, as well.Joanne's project is a critical and long overdue addition to the American political discussion. She features intelligent and articulate voices who haven't been corrupted by the beltway culture - people who care much more about policy options than political brinksmanship. Joanne also refuses to let Washington continue to ignore a simple truth - women's voices simply aren't heard in politics as much as they should. (by the way, you can hear Joanne's voice, talking politics with me here.)
I'm very pleased and proud to be one of Joanne's first contributors and I'm also pleased that my first Broad Side post focuses on another impressive female role model - Darlene Cavalier, the Science Cheerleader. I'm looking forward to watching Joanne's continued success and I'll be heading over to The Broad Side often - I hope you will too.